How to Spend A Day in Berlin

While in Hamburg, we learned that Berlin was only a 90-minute train trip away. Being so close, we decided we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to visit another German city—and one so mired in history at that. We booked last-minute tickets which set us back about €200, but it was completely worth it. Early Sunday…

Nothing Miniature about This Tasty Adventure

Is there anything better than spending a Saturday eating chocolate and marveling at a miniature universe? We didn’t think so—and apparently many visitors to Hamburg don’t think so either. Miniatur Wunderland and Chocoversum are two of the highest rated tourist attractions in Hamburg on TripAdvisor (numbers 1 and 27 respectively). Since it was yet another…

Wanderlust in Hamburg: Museums, Churches and Trains

Day two in Hamburg dawned on just as rainy and cold as the first. We woke up early and Matt set off for another day of work. I, meanwhile, didn’t have a real plan, so decided just to wander until I found something interesting to do. My first stop was at the channel near the…

Adventures in Hamburg: The Stadtrundfahrt

Ich spreche nur ein bisschen Deutsch. I speak a little German. For the first time since I started studying German, I was actually in Germany. The only problem was it had been about ten years since I last took a German class. Starting as a freshman in high school, I took five years of German….

A Cheesey Day in Montauban

Southern France in fall has proven to be very beautiful. The leaves are changing, the weather is mostly mild and the fruits and vegetables are a gorgeous mélange of autumn hues. While the slow shift of seasons is similar to what we were used to in the U.S., the decided lack of fall marketing is…

A Medieval Tale: Carcassone 

Part of the fun craziness of Matt’s new job is not knowing where we’re headed next. A few weeks ago we got a calendar outlining our assignments after Toulouse, but just yesterday Matt found out things might change again. Unfortunately the change means we might be headed out of Toulouse for about six weeks to stay…